Crème Fraiche Mashed Potatoes

Crème Fraiche Mashed Potatoes

creme fraiche mashed potatoes

Author note: These mashed potatoes can be made-ahead two days before service. To reheat, place on stovetop with a splash or two of milk and a little butter. Heat on low, stirring occasionally. Be sure to purchase a boiling potato, my favorite is Yukon Gold. Do not use Russet. Lastly, make sure the butter is unsalted. If you choose to use salted butter use less salt to season the mashed potatoes.

8 cups Yukon Gold potatoes (about 5 large potatoes), diced

8 ounces crème fraiche

2-3 tablespoons heavy cream

8 tablespoons unsalted butter

zest of 1 lemon

1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt

finely chopped fresh thyme, for topping (optional)

  1. Remove the crème fraiche from the fridge and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pan of water to boil. Place the potatoes into the water. Boil until soft and easily pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes.
  3. Drain the water from the potatoes and remove from the stovetop. Add the butter, salt and lemon zest to the potatoes. Stir well.
  4. Add the crème fraiche and heavy cream.
  5. With a potato masher, mash the potatoes until creamy and thick. Stir well, once the potatoes are mashed.
  6. Serve warm with chopped fresh thyme.


6 thoughts on “Crème Fraiche Mashed Potatoes

  1. Pingback: Thanksgiving Noodles | a pleasant little kitchen

  2. Pingback: Thanksgiving Noodle and Turkey Bake | a pleasant little kitchen

  3. Pingback: Slow Cooker Mustard Marsala Chicken | a pleasant little kitchen

  4. Pingback: A Pleasant Little Menu | Thanksgiving | a pleasant little kitchen

  5. Pingback: Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic Bake | a pleasant little kitchen

  6. Pingback: Flank Steak and Wild Mushroom Pot Pie | a pleasant little kitchen

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: